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  • Diversify Your Business

    Charlie Irwin (President of Charlie Irwin Painting, LLC) and David Samler (PPG Divisional Manager) will lead a discussion on how to transition into commercial work.

    Based on their years of personal experience, you'll learn the benefits of investment diversification, how to successfully transitio...

  • 10 Contractor Quick Tools

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    Breakthrough Academy's Contractor Quick Tools are ready-made resources specifically developed to help you professionalize and systemize your painting company operations.

    Each tool includes a short video overview, simple directives to get you started, a complete example file to reference, and an...

  • Finding Passion in the Trade

    What motivates you to accomplish the work you do? Professionals in the painting industry are deeply committed to doing their work and doing it well. However, meeting specific painting industry qualifications isn't always enough to make a great painter or business owner. That's why if you enjoy wh...

  • Season Finale - ZERO to $100K

    I took a brand new service business from ZERO to $100,000 in only 4 months! How is that even possible?!

    It all started with a crazy idea; overwhelming comments of support from you guys, and $15,000 as startup cash - and four months later, I am running a floor coating service business that is now...

  • What Business Model Is Your Business

    Discussion on Business Models and 9 Building Blocks of business with Brad Bolinger of "Brad's Techies"

  • Growing a Successful Business

    In this episode of PaintED, Torlando talks to Shane Garrett of Garrett Painting about the changing role of the leader in a business. Over the last 20 years, Shane Garrett has grown his company from the ground up, hiring great people who have been able to grow and progress at this company enabling...

  • The Power of Fanatical Clarity

    In "The Power Of Fanatical Clarity" Tom Reber of The Contractor Fight shares keys to strategic planning and clarity that ensures your business is headed in the right direction with the right focus.

  • Business Annual Planning

    Developing objectives and strategies that align with your company's goals is a critical component to provide guidance and growth opportunities to your company. That's why one of the most vital processes for businesses is annual planning. Join Nick Slavik as he talks about how to improve your comp...

  • 7 Profit Killers That Cost Millions

    Join Brandon Lewis of the Painters Academy as he talks about the most common issues that hold back large painting contractors from scaling and reaching their profit goals.

  • Reputation Management

    This episode focuses on monitoring and building your online reputation to drive more sales and grow your painting business. Topics covered include:

    -The best tools for managing your company's online reputation
    -The importance of company culture in driving online reviews
    -Common mistakes compani...

  • A Life-Changing Career

    Morgan Sedgwick, owner of Jedi Painting Pros, discusses her mission for female empowerment in the trades, and how painting has changed her life, and how she is using it to better the lives of those around her. She gives some examples of ways she has differentiated her painting company, and discus...

  • Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

    The number 1 person holding you back from the growth and success of your business is… yourself! Many entrepreneurs try to have their hands in every area of their business instead of empowering the people that work for them. In this episode, Sam Salah discusses how he has built 2 successful busine...

  • Achieve Explosive Growth

    You’ve heard the expression “there’s more than one way to skin a cat”?

    Sorry for the graphic intro, but the point is there is always more than one way to get a job done.

    The same holds true for scaling your business. While the growth path for most trades and construction companies follows a si...

  • Contracts That Cover Your Assets

    Are you satisfied with your contracts? Too long? Too short? They can never be too detailed, but at what expense? A boring, too-generalized document that no one reads and where confusion reigns is not good. And how about those thick commercial contracts with terms like "indemnification”: do we sig...

  • Set Yourself Up For Success

    Do you get paid as much as you deserve for your hard work? In the trades, estimating and earning a fair price that recognizes a tradesperson's hard work and professionalism is a difficult problem. That's why it's critical to position yourself effectively early on in your business if you want your...

  • Develop a Strategic Plan 2021

    Benji Carlson, and Assessment Specialist at Breakthrough Academy, as he leads you in a webinar on how to build a one-page strategic plan for 2021 (or any other year). From daily productivity to large scale business moves, Benji advises you on how to get the most out of your year.

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  • The Garage Story

    This episode gives an overview of who Noah is and how this all happened - the garage story if you will!

    Noah include's audio from a conversation he logged with Jeff Winter in March of 2019. Jeff is the Vice President of Residential Marketing at Sherwin Williams, and is one of the people behind ...

  • Building a Data/Logistics System

    Just about everyone knows about the tools offered through Google Suite that help you organize your life in the 21st century. But do you really know how to use Google Docs/Sheets/Calendar/Etc. to streamline and grow your business? Jason Paris of Paris Painting walks you through how he uses the "sw...

  • Your Mission Sustains You

    Learning to let go and finding your mission will get you through the hardest times. Torlando Hakes, PCA member contractor, shares lessons from his own business.

    After an unprecedented year, EXPO 2022 will take place at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, FL. From March 2nd to March 4th, at...

  • Working With Architects

    Debbie Zimmer of PQI (Paint Quality Institute) explains what architects are looking for from painting contractors. Learn how to collaborate and communicate to get more business!

  • Working With General Contractors

    Gina Koert, owner of Shamrock Painting, is a negotiator par excellence, and knows how to coordinate with General Contractors in a way that continues to win bids and future contracts. In this webinar, Gina will share how her company keeps things efficient and profitable despite notoriously thin m...

  • Low-Priced Competitors

    Nothing is more common in the painting industry than feeling low-balled by competitors. Many business owners aren't sure how to prevent this race to the bottom. Brandon Lewis of The Painter's Academy tackles the subject head-on in his webinar about gaining the advantage over low-priced competitors.

  • Get Out of the Day-To-Day

    Most painting contractors are experts in their field but often lack the guidance and systems required to get themselves out of the day-to-day and into a more strategic role so they can grow their business to its full potential. In this workshop, Danny Kerr of Breakthrough Academy will provide 3 s...